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Cosmarium exiguum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium exiguum W. Archer

The Wests (1908) specifically mention this species as being 'Common in the Outer Hebrides'. It is proving anything but these days and would seem to be bordering on rare. Found in acidic bogs, which are common here so maybe more sampling is required

Kouwets, F.A.C. (in manuscript) European Flora of the Desmid Genus Cosmarium
West, W. & West, G.S. (1908) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 3